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MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
just statistically, if you look at age, justice ginsburg, ruth bader ginsburg is the most likely one if you just look at age. the longest serving ones, justices scalia and kennedy on the court.those type of factors weigh in. >> i'm going to have my director jason throw up a graphic that will show ruth bader ginsburg, 79 years old. justice scalia, 76. anthony kennedy, as well. at relatively spry 74 there's stephen breyer. how would their retirements shift the court's ideology? >> well, it depends a lot on who is replacing those individuals. if justice ruth bader ginsburg, who is one of the more liberal justices on the court is replaced by a democrat, less change. but it will be monumental change if justice ginsburg is replaced by a republican or if a democrat, president obama were to replace justice scalia or justice kennedy. those would be monumental changes in what is already a very closely divided court on at least a lot of hot button issues. >> yeah. the most recently retired justices were john paul stevens went out at 90. david souter 69, sandra day o'connor 75. is there a tr
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
importance of ideology of the supreme court. the difference between ruth bader ginsburg and anthony soria is not the one a smart unwanted spam. [laughter] it's not that one is a good lawyer and the other is a bad lawyer. it is not that one is ethical and the other is unethical. they are both intelligent, good lawyers and ethical. they just do the constitution in different ways. that is inevitable. you cannot look at questions why does the constitution protect a woman's right to abortion. those are as much political questions as there are legal questions and the justice you get from a republican president is going to be different from the justice you get from a democratic president. and people should vote accordingly. >> i want you to decide because it's just too great of her responsibility. [applause] >> my question is, articles recalls the supreme court's opinion. its supremacy is very fragile. i am sure that you have read justice jackson's book. do you think the john roberts is mindful of his place in history, not wanting to be the key factor in destroying supreme court of the uni
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 11:30am PDT
political heat. here's how ruth bader ginsburg described the scene. >> some people call it will a quarter of a century. >> reporter: there are no signs of it cooling down. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling some of the most difficult legal questions of the day. across the board, probably the biggest term in at least a decade. >> reporter: tackling things like affirmative action, same-sex marriage, abortion are likely to come up this monday. >> there are a lot more in the docket and a lot more in the pipeline that they'll be making a decision on soon. >> reporter: another big set of decisions will bring even more scrutiny on the chief justice. rumors swirled that the health care he authored caused a considerable rift against s scalia. something he denies. >> no, i haven't had a falling out with the chief justice. nothing like that. >> reporter: another big question, will the chief justice take the court in another legal direction. a dramatic shift to the right. >> a lot of progressives are concerned that this might mean that the ch
ABC
Sep 20, 2012 4:30am PDT
before the supreme court before the end of this term that's the opinion of justice ruth bader ginsburg. in a session with students a question came up about the federal defense of marriage act. she smiled and said she couldn't answer because the measure is likely to come before the court this term. federal judge in new york has already declared that law unconstitutional. >>> nfl fined alex smith $15,000 then retracted it, his offense, wearing a san francisco giants cap in a post-game news conference last season. here he is with the cap. the league says players aren't allowed to wear any team logo not affiliated with the nfl in the first 90 minutes after a game. the league rescinded the fine and gave the quarterback a warning. smith says he was just trying to show support for the giants. as we all are. >> usually don't weigh in on those things that was kind of weak of the league the team is here, people root for teams they should support each other. mr. goodell, you heard from san francisco, keep that in mind. >> how does the weather look for the game? >>> cooler than what the temperatures s
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 2:00pm EDT
office. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. ruth bader ginsburg said that gay marriage will likely come before the high court by the end of its new term that begins october 1. this was a response to one of many questions posed to her during a 4. hosted by the university of law school. -- university of colorado law school. this is an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> there is a great expression, let me say a few words before i speak. those few words are to thank so many people. i want to start with the chancellor, who has been incredibly supportive of bill law school. we are so grateful to have you here. thank you for your support. we have several regions to hear dubin -- regents here. we thank you for all of your support and your spirit. we do very much believe in engaging with the community and we want to continue to do so in many ways. in terms of the energy she has brought, this lecture was her brainchild. recognizing that, the chase award was given to her for her leading work in community center. i want to acknowledge her. [applause] finally, all of you ma
Current
Sep 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
is those who know don't know and those who tell don't know. ruth bader ginsburg is 79 years old. she says she wants to serve until she's 82 at least which is how old her hero served. she's the oldest. justice scalia and justice kennedy are both 76. justice breyer is 75. they may or may not leave. you know, these justices are very aware of which president is in office when they leave. justice ginsburg is not going to leave under president romney if she can help it. scalia and kennedy aren't going to leave under president obama. now, they're starting to get to the age where it's not always your choice about when you leave but justice john paul stevens served until he was 90. we just don't know when these people are going to leave. >> jennifer: okay so you're not going to make any predictions for me about who's going to leave? >> after my record in predicting the outcome of the healthcare case, i'm going to stick to predicting the past rather than the future. >> jennifer: i think you're going to run for office. [ laughter ] >> talk about unelectable and unconfirmable, that's me. ju
ABC
Sep 20, 2012 5:00am PDT
ruth -- justice ruth bader ginsburg. she said the measure is likely to be considered by the core this term. a judge in new york has already declared that law unconstitutional. >>> nfl fined quarterback alex smith $15,000 then rescinded it. his offense? wearing a san francisco giants cap in a post-game news conference last season. the league says players are not allowed to wear nonnfl sponsor add parallel. in the -- the league resinned the fine and gave smith a warning. smith says he was just trying to show support for the giants. i'm wondering if there is someone there to tell him these things. i'm sure they have a rule book, you can't remember all those things. >> especially with all the playbook stuff in your head. if you wear a giants cap and it is against the rules is that a west coast offense? >> you got sleep last night, good for you. what are you drinking there? >> i think we would like to put on the giants cap this afternoon certainly at at&t park. >> put on that winning cap too. going to be gorgeous day as we go for the sweep of the rockies this afternoon. looking down at sau
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 10:00am EDT
- span, and c-span radio, and online at c-span.org. last week, ruth bader ginsburg spoke to university of colorado law students about gay marriage. she also talked about the courts nomination process. this is about one hour 15 minutes. [applause] >> there is a great yiddish expression, whicih is, "let me say a few words before i speak." [laughter] those few words are to thank so many people. i want to start with the chancellor of our campus, who has been incredibly supportive of the law school. we are so grateful to have you here, phil. thank you for your support. [applause] we have several regents here. two are grads of our fine law school. we thank you for all of your support and your spirit. we do very much believe in engaging with the community and we want to continue to do so in many ways. i would acknowledge her leadership. in terms of the energy she has brought, this lecture was her brainchild. recognizing that, the chase award was given to her for her leading work in community center. i want to acknowledge her. [applause] and finally, all of you make such a difference to us. wh
PBS
Sep 20, 2012 11:00pm PDT
process. >> he is -- justices, they have a lot in common but never different,. >> ruth bader ginsburg is the thurgood marshalls of the women's right movement and defines her as a lawyer and as a justice, john roberts was a corporate litigator and john roberts for the most part, in his help think and very distinguished career at the bar was someone who represented corporations, who were sued by individuals. in those cases .. he learned to try to get individuals thrown out of court in every possible way, whether it was through dock trims like standing. >> rose: right. >> or statute of limitations, and it was -- this is -- >> rose: this doesn't apply to my client, this doesn't apply to my client. >> that's right. that my client should not be brought, should not be tried on the merits, because there is a procedural defect with the case brought against him. he was enormously successful and that, even more than the sort of high profile abortions and civil rights types of case it is really a signature of the roberts court that individuals have a very tough time inront of tse jtices. rose: so wh
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, ruth bader ginsburg is 79 and has undergone treatment for pancreatic cancer, and justice stephen breyer is 74. antonin scalia is 76 and justice anthony kennedy is 76. with me now is jeffrey toobin, author of "the oath," and white house correspondent sam stein. jeff, thank you for joining us. i can only assume this is one of the best written books of its kind because you are one great writer. i read "the nine." i don't know how you escaped law school. you know how to put sentences together and also make it fun and easy and enjoyable to read without getting into jargon. congratulations again. >> thank you. >> i want you to be a tutor to the voter out there, not just women, gays, minorities, but everybody who cares about civil rights, cares about the kind of country we live in. what's at stake, say romney wins for two four-year terms, gets eight years, a shot at picking justices, or president obama gets four more years, what's at stake in those periods of time for the future of the country? >> does the constitution still protect a woman's right to choose abortion? may a university u
CNBC
Sep 11, 2012 3:00pm EDT
how ruth bader ginsburg would take to that. let's talk about this key event and other issues that could affect inves ves to bes on this busy week. we have donald cox with us. don, what do you make of this rally? this is a market that just wants to go higher despite the concerns both here and in europe, right? >> well, it's a liquidity driven rally. the goal has been moving along with it. when those two move up together, you know what's happening is a perception that there's going to be yet more liquidity coming into the system. probably both in universieurope united states. that keeps the action going. >> is that a good thing, don? what do you think about that? is it a good thing we're seeing such momentum in this market ahead of the fed policy, ahead of any of the policy coming out of any international central banks? >> what it does have is a very good effect from the standpoint of mr. obama because, although -- well, people say the unemployment number was terrible, so that's bad for obama. all the polls show that if the s&p 500 is doing really well, that the people out there ten
ABC
Sep 20, 2012 2:35am EDT
marriage may come before the nation's highest court within a year. justice ruth bader ginsburg says the defense of marriage act would likely be before the supreme court at the end of its current term. the law passed in 1996 has already been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge in new york. >>> prosecutors in florida have released a new batch of forensic evidence in their case against george zimmerman charged with murdering the unarmed teenager, trayvon martin. the test shows only zimmerman's dna identified on the handle of his gun. though zimmerman told police that martin reached for the weapon. a neighborhood watchman is claiming self-defense in the killing last february. >>> i think that could be pretty significant. >> do you think it could? >> yes. because it is really -- trayvon martin is not going to be there to testify, of course, so the jury has to sort of put this together, from what -- what george zimmerman is going to testify to. and then also the other witnesses. i think forensic evidence is going to play a huge part in this case. i have tried, circumstantial case
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
political heat. here's how justice ruth bader ginsburg described the eventful spring. >> the term has been more than usually taxing. some have called it the term of the century. >> reporter: now three months later the court is back and there are no signs of it cooling down. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling some of the most difficult legal questions of the day. across the board probably the biggest term in at least a decade. >> reporter: cases involving the contentious issues of affirmative action, same sex marriage, voting rights and abortion are all likely to come up this term which kicks off monday. >> there's some very exciting cases already on the docket. there's a lot more in the pipeline that may -- the court's going to be making a decision on soon. >> reporter: another set of big decisions will bring even more scrutiny on the chief justice. rumors surfaced that the health care ruling he authored caused a personal rift with conservative colleagues including justice scalia. he denied that to cnn's piers morgan. >> no, i didn't
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
supreme court. i would say, it is a guessing game. what i think is the asumpx that ruth bader ginsburg will step down. she most likely indicated she might in the next four years. that will make a huge difference as to who the president is who is naming her replacement. >> people step down depending on who is president. at the time their resignation is up. they'd like to live forever. it's not given to them, so they prefer to clone themselves by stepping down in the likes of a like minded president. >> a plain spoken way, we leave when we like the president. >> scalia has been doing a book tour. he said in classic scalia combative way, would you wait until -- are you asking me, do i want a replacement set to work undoing what i spent 25 years doing, no, i don't want to do that. >> they all think that. they don't express themselves that colorfully. >> she wants to serve until her idol, that gets her to the middle of the next president. >> term limits are a fixed term, 18 years is more independence from politics, you are not timing your resignation. >> bha is the life experience of these judge
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
their 70s. ruth bader ginsburg is the oldest at 79. justice kennedy and scalia are 76. justice spryer 74. they have tended to co in bunches. president obama had two appointees. george w. bush had two appointees. bill clinton had two. but there could be a bunch in a hurry. justice ginsburg is the most likely to leave. and if president obama wins, that wouldn't change the balance of five republicans and four democrats. but if the five-to-four balance shifts, you could see dramatic dramatic changes in the court. it all depends on who >> do you simply assume president obama would name someone like sonja sot ma yor or clarence thomas for that matter? can you just assume those would be the possibilit probabilities if you will? >> that is precisely what i would assume. you know, there's a mythology about the court that presidents often areurprised by how their justices turn out. but you know, that is very much the exception rather than the rule. if you look at the justices currently on the court right now, every single one of them has turned out more or less as re there are individual cases, th
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
boat and always shocking to people to find out that anthony scalia invites ruth bader ginsburg over. >> every new year's eve. >> tough be that way, although that is a change. william rhenquist put a big emphasis on their getting allowing. historically, they didn't get along. they were known as nine scorpions in a bolt >> when william o. douglas had a terrible car accident, the first question everybody asked at the time was where was felix frankfurter, they hated each other so much, they thought that frankfurter split tried kill him. since rhenquist was chief justice, it has been a much more congeal y'all environment. >> the book is "the oath, the obama white house and the supreme court." jeffrey to been, goods to see you. >>> coming on -- coming up -- regis philbin. >> written a book on the supreme court. >> he was on the supreme court. >> for a couple of years. be on the set, right here on "morning joe" and so will we. >> the philbin black. [ male announcer ] did you know, all those screens are sucking moisture from your eyes, causing irritation and dryness. really? [ male announce
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